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"Worker" Subscription Rates. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 5 September 1891
'Worker' Subscription Sates. Qe-opRaATivEflQcmiiBB,Pcr Member per year, 1/ Single Stibsoribkrb, per year, 2s. ; per copy, Id. ? Newbaqkkts, per dozen fpaymentoi monthly), fid._ ? ^Semittances -to Ibe. Wjqbkeb. ahouULbe *made_ ? where -possible in -cheque, jron* offl pp. -order, -ot_ postal note, payable to 'L\ W. Crawford. Penny ammPB can, oowever, ue sen* wuere uvuei wm u» emittance is in any way iuuuuvcuieufe ? Friends of the Labour Movement should— Bobsciube Themselves ; Get their Newsagents to Sell ; ? — ? Gt:t rB&w Unions toCo-oj'kkatk. ~ — No profits are. made out of-tnc Woftwat, — I44s= controlled by the; co-operating unions. The editor _lB_ele0fceiL it advocates the cause-of-ijabourntT receives more. abuse from Capitalism than' any other paper in Australasia. Every wage-earner Should read it regularly, and everybody who wants k) Bee how the Labour Movement is going should — itudyit. ? : ? __ ? AddbkssT= Worker Newspaper Trustees, Raff Street, Brisbane, Q.
AUSTRALIAN LABOUR FEDERATION. GENERAL COUNCIL'S FIRST ANNUAL BALANCE-SHEET. FROM AUGUST 8TH, 1890, TO JULY 31ST, 1891. RECEIPTS. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 5 September 1891
AUSTRALIAN LABOUR FEDERATION. GENERAL' COUNCILS 'FIRST ANNUAL ^TBXLltNCE-BH.EET7 ? 37-7 PfiOM-Acorsr 8fa, 1890, to Jclt 81sr, 189L Receipts. Balance August 8th, 1890 ? . . . ? . . £95 3 H Bustentation fees . . ±-/ov 010 7^12i8^uiir_7AHazSalez3)t::zzz3i=r_ri_: :r=^_^ Rules .. ? 2 15 6 ? ? ~- ? 769 16 4 ? ifS65-4-it EXFENMTURE, G. S. Casey'6 Organising Expenses to ? August titta, 18&Q , ?'.. ? -? — ?? £10 8 «- ^Genefa^Secretary'sfJnlary fififi 0^Ji._======^= —Organiser's — Salary — ami Travelling Expenses . . 190 18 8 ? 846 13 8 Delegation expenses General Secretary, fare _ and expenses attending IntercoteniaLEederation— ? ? — — Conference, Sydney .. ''7~3''0' President's fare and ex-_ - penses attending do. . . 28 10 0 President's expenses at- - tending Executive busi ness in January .. .. 15 0 0 General Secretary^ fare and expenses to Barcal dine re pastoral difficulty 13 8 8 ' 'President's attenttence-at ? Intercolonial Labour Congress, Ballarat .. 42 7 6 ^Wi:Ewte7iaSienamr...
WHAT THE A.L.F. DOES. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 5 September 1891
^MMHMl^HlflKr: The A.LJiLdoes what all federations of labour unions do, attempts tolgjye solidarity to the Labour movement by petting the various st-ctior-f -of tin? Labour arrays into .*' tonch'''wah v.H:h other. Asjumr^auisatioJl^. tine a.Jj. r . i1-»hvi-,s Jroin prtmuus Australian federations jn;uuly-iji -this, that it ^f uses to admit that occupation can form any bar ''HeF^TtlF-rojWiuijiity of interest running through the wagV--earningTflasses,~._From its inception it has taken the stand that while~ unions of miners and masons, sailors and ___ah£ajverjj1_j)nntfr.s and labourers and boot makers, must each and all be left entirely free to govern themselves within their own border* yet that between the members of all.,. these unions there should be a bnndius great as that between members of the same union ; the great aim and object of the A.L.F. is to strengthen that bond ; its only method is -)by organisation and education and inculca __; cation to place the Labour movement upon a...
HOW THEY LOVED OLD UNIONISM. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 5 September 1891
HOW THEY LOVED OLD UNIONISM. EtilTOR^WDRKKTl : j' . Dear Sir, — It has (always been your con ten^o*U;ha_tJthe ''old \unionism ' was as bit iej:ly-attacMi3Hs^tsrtiTOe-JiyLjJie_^^ classes as the ' new unionism 'isTcniay, and everybedy-vk4to-has t^ie least acquaintance w li-ii me uiatury ui iraue organisations in F.rp'and Imo'ws, of c i:v.=e, that your conten lion »h uiuliakably true and in ^need of no further proof. But the^other day I came across some evidence of Its truth whichii_x-f- such a remarkable nature thatHttfiiHEyou jwrill pardon me for^sking you to publish it, 'It' is' one of several similar 'Lessons', in Social and Political Economy, extracted from a Standard JFivji Beading^ book uscdzja— English schools lien years ago, and in ute at ^h^presentiiniejor_all I know to the con trary. It was^riS^tand-^ublished-atJiheL: direction and under the Authority of the British Government for the instruction of the rising generation of that day!! many of whom —thoroughly imbued with the...
THE EDITORIAL MILL. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 5 September 1891
'' Morehead's return to (Queensland has at ? least gHrfod im the Oin-f-sitibn and puTtfie' - kibosh oti Griffith's ridiculous pretence of radicalism, the Second Ballot Bill. For Merehead lias' shre\vdTiess''enough~T.O- have' Been during his absence from the heat ot local politics that one-nian -one -vote is going through all over the world and that the politician is d win^d who opposes it. And — Griffith's pretended electoral reform measure, ji which does not include one-man -one- vote, is I in realitv antagonistic to one-man-one-vote, ( being designed as the (rrifnthites have i boasted to head off Lahour represent ition by ; the solid weight of the property majority. We want, majority representation certainly, but genuine majority representation only. Griffith's probable defeat h thus a clear win fot-democracy ; and if Morehead has equal shrewdness on the immigration vote he will eat his words '*r' flood m^he country with labour and get State-aided immigration sus pended, sav, for ...
Happy Mothers, With Your Babes. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 19 September 1891
Happy Mothers, With Your Satoes. O happy mothers with your babes, -How dare ye be so glad, When round ye mourning mothers are Whom misery makes sad ? How dare ye beat so high, O hearts ! When- others, like to burst, Are brooding o'er the awful thought That death is not the worst? ; When-goldea heads are gataered s &nr~~ Against each happy breast, ^Ob, do you thTnTTof them who &e- m That babies dead were blest? Oh, as ye bend o'er cradled heed-. Sow can your hearts but brea' , To think of them who hourly pra , Their babes may never wake? O happy mothers, with year-babes ? Your joy but seems a taunt To them whose little ones are heirs Of sin and Woe and Want ! God help the mothers who must see Their babies starve and die! God help ye most, ye mothers glad, Who pass such mothers by, 1 M. N. B. in the Boston Globe.
"Worker" Subscription Rates. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 19 September 1891
' Worker' Subscription Rates. Co-operative Societies, Per Member per year, 1/ Sr8o_& Subscribers, per year, 2s. ; per copy, Id. Newsagents, per dozen (payments monthly), 6d. Remittances to -the Wobitwr -whmiirt hp marie. where possible in cheque, post office order, or postal note, payable to T. W. Crawford. Penny stamps can, however, besent where other form of — euiiHauee i_iu auy waytaoonvenient. ~ Friends of the Labour Movement should— Sobscbibe Themselves ; Get their Newsagents to Sell; Get theih Unions toCo-opebate. No profits are made out of the Worker. It is flontrollftd hy tM ^-opflratinft nn'O'', TJipft/Jifrw Selected. It advocates the cause of Labour. It receives more abuse from Capitalism than any Other paperjn Australasia. Every wage-earner should read it regularly, and everybody who wants to see how the Labour Movement is going should - study it. — ? — ? — ? ? — ? A_THHes_^= ? Worker Newspaper Trustees, ? Z . Raff Street, ^Brisbane, -j. LABOUR BOOKS. 1 | ~CLOTH B...
How We Fight. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 19 September 1891
? How We Fight. ? 'Tis not in garb of red or blue ; ? - 'Tis not with rifles at command ; 'Tis not alone to serve the few, ? JSWeflFave-our-banner^er-theiftnd. Our badge of soldiership is shown In loyal sympathy *ith-alL;___ ? ? And 'tis by this that each is known Whom we a friend and comrade call. In place of arms the soldier holds, We tongues, and pens, and presses choose ; Make heads our only bullet-moulds, _ — = And thoughts the only shots we use. When, fiercest battles to maintain, .- Our-trustiest weapons we employ, The victory we seek to gain . ' Is to persuade, not to destroy. ? If foes, convinced our aims are just, Do~_ut resolve our friends to be, All else we are content to trust To time and opportunity. '-.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 19 September 1891
Q.SJEJ. VOTING RIGHTS. — Agents and delegates of the Queensland -Shearers' Union are notified that voting rights for Q.8.U. ballots can be obtained from the under Signed^ r i * W. KEWLEY, Sec. Queensland Shearers' Union, ? ?-__-' _JBjajgkalL_ ^ NOTICE _ All Witnesses fob H. RILEY and W, McKENZIE, now in gaol charged with cutting Ebor Creek Bridge, ate earnestly requested to communicate Immediately with W. KEWLEY, Sec Prisoners' Defence Fund, _ BlackaU. -UNION JRRISGNERSV DEFENCE ^UND. ? tar All unionists and others-having sympathy with unionism are urgently requested to raise subscriptions immediately on behalf oi the^above - fond, and forward name at once to the secretary of Ihe QaeenelaB^BheweWlJnion, Blackall. . -— ?-. IS* All communioationB in connection with thiB taoA should be addressed to the secretary of the Queensland Shearers' Union. BJaokall. ? — . W.KEWLEY, Sec. Prisoners* Defence Fund. - NOTICE *TO DISTRICT COUNCILS AND ? . UNIONS. - ? v . . N ?? The Official Report of ...
To the Patriotic Leaguers [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 19 September 1891
To the Patriotic Leaguers! 'Awake! — Arise and-oast thy wondering eyes around, , Toil upright -tends enfranchised, free, unbound ; Say, wilt thou bend or break— :, ? Be wise and give, what ne'er was rightly thine To hold ! look over the lone, serried line And those who crowd behind— Wilt give the birthright, all too long withheld, Or,Jbv some demon tothj ifate jmnelled, ? Befuse in anger T-Rnd? 'Awake! ~z'- - ----- -,;=-:-—= Look out and see thy brothers there, No longer helots crouching in despair, But freemen strong to take ? ? _ ? -The^workerBtportion of thy gleaming gold, The day is g-me^yh_n,alHhy class could hold, Best then in time to share — — Thy hoarded wealth, thy brother's right concede, Thou oan'st not'now bis onward march impede ; 'Make peace or else beware 1' ? — EXCHAMOE.
SOMGS FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. Song in the Labour Movement. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 19 September 1891
SOMCS FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. - Song in toe Labour Movement. - The voice of Labour soundeth shrill, Mere clamour of a tuneless throng, To you who barter at your will The very Liffi t-hnt. m^ypth-song. — ? Oh 1 you whose sluggard hours are spent ' This Rule of Mammon to prolong, ? What know ye of thle stprn intftnt ? Of hosted Labour/ marching strong ? When we have righted what is wrong, Great singing shall your ears entreat. Meanwhile in movement there is song, And music in the pulse of feet. ? — ^^EHREBT UaBJ _EET~
The Army of the Rear. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 19 September 1891
The^Ajraiy of theltear. I listened through the music and the sounds of revelry, And all the hollow noises of that year of Jubilee ; I heard beyond the mUBic and beyond the_ loyal _»__n___» The steady tramp of thousands that were march ing .in the rear. ?';?' Tramp I tramp 1 tramp! They seem to shake the air, Those never-ceasing footsteps of the Ontcn.stH. in - the Bear. — . . ? f I heard defiance ringing from the men of rags and dirt, : I heard wan women singing that sad ' Song of the Shirt,' - Andotar the sounds of menace and moaning low and. drear,' . . — ' o I heard the steady tramping of their feet along the rear. _? — ? ''- - Tramp! tramp! tramp Is Vibrating in the air— They're Bwellingtfast,' those -footsteps of the Army -' of the Rear! ' . I hate the wrongs I read about, I hate the wrong's I seel ? ?' The tramping of that army sounds as music unto me — = — — ? A music that is terrible, that .rights the anxious ear, Is beaten from the weary feet that tramp along the rear. ' , ...
UNIONISM IN THE GULF DISTRICT. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 19 September 1891
UNIONISM IN THE GULF DISTRICT. - --T-H& ea^SBshmeg^Xl^g^rat:i^^ia'^mr ~- Union in the Gulf district, on lines similar to those upon which it js proposed to organise on Charters Towers, has been considered by a committee rpprcaGnTingWe'GnjyJuu'Bl^uult, A.M.A., Etheridge Workers' Association, and the Gulf General T^bnnr^ra' TJniop^ — who have addressed the following circular to the workers of their district, which fully explains the basis of the suggested organisa tion :— ? -^ ? Tne loiiowing so-emeToiTthe federation of all labour in the Gulf district is respectfully submitted with a full-ConscfoHBaqiss on tho part of itg fiauieis — of its many imperfections, but accompanied by the earnest hope that the support which will be accorded tn the filrthprnnAA nf__hfl gflnarn.1 q\i ? - jects set forth may elicit such a bestowal of deep thought and kindly criticism of the details as may result in the final adoption of a constitution which shall be as near perfection as possible. The s...
LABOUR IN POLITICS. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 19 September 1891
LABOUR IN POLITICS. The advent of nationalism (Socialism) will destroy the earning power of money, and -perfect i&e-earmng ^ower -of -ni«n; — That -is why some rich men, because they feel that their^money amounts to more than they do, oppose it ; and that is why .other rich men, because they feel that their manhood is bigger than their pile, welcome it, — Both are wise according^*) their — generation. —(Bellamy 's New Nation. The Berlin Socialists are starting work men's schools, which have a large attendance, teaching literature, storthand; political economy, history and natural science, besides the primary subjects. This will have a most important bearing on German politics. ? The Belgian strike for the suffrage was caused by voting being a privilege restricted to 133,000 out of 0,000,000— worse than Queensland. It won. The British poor-houses are worse than prisons. Th'Vate a notorious disgrace. A conference of At.lVs was recently held there to consider a plan for securin...
THE EDITORIAL MILL. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 19 September 1891
^flTEOifORIAL MILL W. T. Stead, the typical liberal ^opportu nist and champion liumbug of British poli ties, has lately been industriously engaged in whitewashing Albert Edward by the grace of God, and some of the excuses he puts forth on behalf of the little tat royalty-are 'not very flattering to that extensively bescan dalled individual. For instance, he considers that the Prijice's^ase runs parallel with that oTa/gM^ehild reared in atiaunt^i~vioe and suckled on gin, and who could not, therefore, beexpeGtei to^row-up a ^vestal virgin ~any^ more than Snowdon' -Mount «ouid be cast into St. George's Chaunel by the exertion of many prayer-makers^ Elsewhere the posi tion of the1 Prince is likened unto that of a long-sentenced convict immured in Holloway Gaol, and -Stead criiss out piteously : 'Are we going to do nothing to rescue this royal person, a man over fifty, moreover a grand father, from the Tiorrible environment in which circumstances have placed him?' He weeps over the poor,...
SMOKE-HO. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 19 September 1891
SMOKE-HO. - 'Thk Working Man's Paraihsj^' written by the editor of the WoRKsn^n^aid ^-the^risoners^Defence Fund, will be pub lished in a few weeks ; price 2s. 6d. Books containing a dozen order tickets . will be issued shortly to all union secretaries and others willing to help in the sale. On receipt of 2s. 6d. the Worker will forward the book to any address in thp npionifta. ? Tosr Mann*, who was elected secretary of the Amalgamated Engineers, has declined the office. The Worker Book Exchange has in stock copies of 'Ctesar's Column.' Price Sd., postage 2d.. Also ' Why I am a Republican,' by __6eorg© — Blaekr labour^ M.L.A. of N.S.W. Price 3d., postage Id _ Thk 'newspapers have represented a._ dispute between free labourers and unionists at Terrick Terrick station as an attempt on the part of the latter to coerce the blacklegs into oontribnting^to^the Prisoners' Defence— Fiind. Secretory Kewley, liowever, has wired the General Secretary, A.L.F., that the row was over the mess accou...
BELLAMY AND BUCHANAN. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 19 September 1891
T^^JEtAiiliy-AUO^BUCHADAN. ? The-fol'owing4sJlellaiayis^Bxplauaticttr in ? his journal of that name of why a 'New ^-— Nation'- 4s wanted in America. It may W interest Mr. Buchanan who wants to keep - — right-on with the old-:=— ? __, ? : ? ' Why a New Nation? Why will not the Old one do : These are sumBTofiiiB^TeaBonB^whyit^will nob do : In the old nation the system by which the work of life is carried on is a sort of pBrpettai-warfarer-a-«trtiggle^iterftlly ; to ne death, between men and men. It s a ? -ystem by which J;heJ2oMestants_are^ forced to waste in fighting more effort than they have left for work. The sordid and bitter nature of the struggle so hardens, for the most part, the relations of men to their fallows that in the domestic circle alone do they find exercise for the better, tenderer and more generous elements of their nature. Another reason why the old nation will- not do, is, that in it the' people are divided, against nature, into classes ; one very small class bei...
"Worker" Subscription Rates. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 3 October 1891
- *» Worker ' Hutworlption Rates. Co-operative SooiEtrau, Per Member per year, i/ ? 8rNorjE^SuBBGBiii:itH, per year, 2s.; per^copyridv Newbagents, pet dozen (payments monthly), 6d. Remittances to the Worker Bhould be made where possible- in cheque, post office order, or ? postal note, payable to T- W. Crawford. — Penny ? sfnmirui aah liAttratraf \\tx DAttt «irl*At-A a41ia»* ts\vm r\t emittance is in any way inconvenient. Friends of the Labour Movement should — BOBBCHIHK TuEMRl-:LV£B; — Get tueu; Newsagents to Sell; ? Gkt thkib Unions to Co-operate. No pronts are made out of tUe Worker. ItTs -^-controlled by the co-operaring unions. The editor is elected. It advocates the tjause of Labour. It receives more abuse from Capitalism than any other paper in Australasia. Every wage-earner should read it regularly, and everybody who wants to see how the Labour Movement is going should 43tn4yit, ? Address :— WoRKKit Newspaper Trustees, ? Raff Street, ~ Brisbane, Q.